[broo-ley, broo-lee; French bry-ley]
- (in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.
- Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.
Origin of brulé
1785–95, Americanism; < French: burnt, past participle of brûler; see broil1
- a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota.
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Examples from the Web for brule
Brule took a swallow of his drink and put the glass down on the floor.
And this small favor—it was the very least I could do for Brule.
The houses at the mouth of the Marias were burned after the company moved to Brule bottom.Then and Now
The train then proceeded eastward, by Brule and to Ogallala.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James
J. A. Dacus
Just back of the house there, and round the barn, and then straight for the brule.Glengarry Schooldays
- (sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé
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